The phrase "Indian wine" sounds unusual to many. However, vines have been cultivated in this country for thousands of years under the influence of Persian culture. Today, Indians grow grape varieties such as Bangalore Blue, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Unyi Blanc, and Chardonnay. The rest of the raw materials are imported. The best drinks are white dry wines with a rich spicy bouquet with notes of fruit, herbs, ground coriander, and pepper. Also known are India's fruit wines made from sweet tropical fruits such as mango. A good gastronomic pairing can be made with different kinds of meat seasoned with herbs and savory sauces, fish, pasta, vegan dishes and cheeses.